Squamish’s First Industry

Did you know? Squamish’s first major industry was hop farming with Squamish Valley Hop Raising Co. (Bell-Irving Ranch) being the major producer. Squamish hops were top grade. They were shipped to Vancouver in burlap-wrapped bales and then to Britain where they were used to make beer.

Photo: Hop farm barn, across from Eagle Run. Courtesy of Squamish Public Library.

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